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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Speak

Fortnight 1969, Short film,

Synopsis

Latham’s extraordinary coloured-disc animation anticipates the psychedelics of the high sixties. A retinal assault with a circular saw soundtrack.

Director

John Latham

He was a conceptual artist. He was one of the most important British artists of the post-war period; he lived at FTHo in Peckham, South East London for over 20 years. The House is now home to the John Latham Foundation and the John Latham Archive; He studied in Chelsea School of Art. He started pistol painting. He co-founded the Institute for the Study of Mental Images. He created the Art Placement Group to be a link between artists and industry, business and government. He had exhibitions in the London Tate Gallery and in the international. He died in 2006.